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Demand not supply

Juan Pablo Ruiz is my favorite Colombian environmentalist because he is completely rational, completely pragmatic without losing one bit of his passion and commitment. Recently, he wrote a pair of columns directed at Colombia’s future president that touched on the strategy of reducing demand or supply of fossil fuels. I might have written them or at least something like them.

Monday, June 13th, 2022
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New technologies for environmental licensing

The National Environmental Licensing Agency (ANLA) presented the development of new technologies and instruments designed for environmental licensing in Colombia.

Tuesday, May 31st, 2022
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Fair, equitable and consistent with the reality of the country

The ACP issued a press release on the last day of its Grand Forum which covered events of the day but also wrapped up the major themes. We have already covered Day 2 so here we translate the broader ideas and provide our own commentary.

Monday, May 16th, 2022
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MinAmbiente talks fracking pilot projects

The Minister of Environment (MinAmbiente), Carlos Eduardo Correa, spoke about the Fracking Pilot Projects (PPII).

Monday, April 18th, 2022
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Signaling

Oil prices were up again last week, Brent closing Friday at US$111.70 (according to FT.com). This is not a record or even a record for the period since Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine on February 22nd. But the 13-week Moving Average hit US$102.36 for the first time in almost 8 years and the 52-week moving average was US$81.52 for the first time since 2015, nearly seven years. These signals may mean some changes in producer and consumer behavior. But probably not yet in Colombia on the consumer side.

Monday, April 18th, 2022
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Mining sector committed to the energy transition

The mining sector reaffirmed its commitment to face climate change and promote the energy transition during the second Latin American Mining Meeting (Elami).

Wednesday, April 13th, 2022
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Ecopetrol reduced its carbon emissions

Ecopetrol (NYSE: EC) significantly reduced its emissions in recent years.

Monday, April 11th, 2022
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It’s only words

A recent New York Times (NYT) article quoted Anthony Leiserowitz, the director of the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication calling the phrase “energy transition”, a “floating signifier”, going on to define this as “a blank term that you can fill with your own preferred definition.” Since MinEnergia talks about energy transition a lot and it seems to define current policy, this seems to be an important discussion.

Monday, April 4th, 2022
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Not Fade Away

Not Fade Away

BP recently published its annual Energy Outlook, its long-term forecasts of major energy-related variables. Among the major points is the oil major’s view of peak oil demand and peak gas demand.

Monday, March 28th, 2022
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Time waits for no one

I am just back from a major technology conference and I happened to read a Thomson Reuters study about downstream and technology. These got me thinking about the role of technology in “greening” the industry.

Monday, March 21st, 2022
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